Covid tier system: Scottish hospitality sector facing 'existential threat'

28 October 2020 07:50 PM
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  • Covid tier system: Scottish hospitality sector facing 'existential threat'

Business leaders have warned the Scottish government's new system of Covid restrictions poses an "existential threat" to the hospitality sector.

The five-tier framework will take effect across the country from Monday.

But industry representatives are demanding to see the evidence driving the decision-making.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the new system avoids the need for a "one size fits all" approach.

But Tim Allan, president of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: "Some businesses have thrived in Covid and continue to trade effectively but a very large number, predominately in retail, hospitality and leisure are facing an existential threat."


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